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[movies]Anna Muench 19January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Anna Muench was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Anna Muench, a student in the 2011 January term Yiddish intensive class at the Yiddish Book Center, starts her interview with a brief overview of her family’s history. Both of her parents were interested in genealogy, which contributed to Anna’s strong grasp of her heritage. Anna spends the first portion of her interview describing her childhood growing up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a town filled w...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Advice; United States; Other languages; Other languages; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; English language; stories; anthropology; Russian; culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Advice; Yiddishland; Books; Anna Muench; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 26
[movies]Anna Gonshor 13Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Anna Fishman Gonshor, Professor of Yiddish language and culture at McGill University, was interviewed at the Montreal Jewish Public Library (JPL) on December 13, 2011. Anna was born in 1949 in Paris, France, and in 1950 her family immigrated to Montreal, where she grew up. Her mother, a Yiddish teacher, and her father, a factory worker, were both deeply committed to Yiddish culture and identity, and were actively involved in building Montreal's Jewish cultural institutions...
Keywords: Yiddish scene; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Canada; Anna Fishman Gonshor; Montreal; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 63
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 118
[movies]Kate Potter 20January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kate Potter was interviewed by Pauline Katz on January 20, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Kate’s interview focuses on her time at the Yiddish Book Center for the January term class. Originally from Southern California, Kate now lives in Massachusetts and studies English literature at Mount Holyoke. As a five-college student, Kate became interested in the Yiddish Book Center Jan-term class because of her interest in museum work...
Keywords: Kate Potter; Books; Yiddish learning; Literature; Theater; Yiddish Book Center; Kibbutz; Yiddish language; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; 1890s; periodicals; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 32
[movies]Lola Paley-Byron 17Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Lola Paley-Byron was a social worker who was interviewed at the Yiddish Book Center on August 17, 2011. The first half of Lola’s interview focuses on her Polish heritage, how she and her family survived World War II, and the experience of assimilating into American life. Lola describes her parent’s life before they left Warsaw for Bialystok—the trip where her parents were married. Once in Russian territory, Lola’s parents and their family were arrested and sent to Siberia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Lola Paley-Byron; Warsaw
Downloads: 42
[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking neighborhood in Tel Aviv from the 1930s to the 1950s...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 54
[movies]Alyson West 11July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Alyson West was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 11, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Alyson West, a 2011 Steiner Summer Student, described growing up in Roanoke, Virginia. She noted that she hadnât met any Jewish people until she began studying at the University of Virginia, where she majored in English. In her final year of college, Alyson decided to take both Hebrew and Yiddish to acquire more credits in order to graduate...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Education; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Rural; Alyson West; Roanoke; Virginia; University of Virginia; 1990s; 2000s
Downloads: 36
[movies]Jeff Warschauer 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jeff Warschauer was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 28, 2010. Jeff begins his interview with a careful outline of his family’s history. His father’s side came from Poland and Latvia; and, his maternal Latvian grandmother often spoke Yiddish. His mother’s side, with which he had a closer relationship, came from Germany. They were an orthodox family, but, as Jeff points out, in the German way which meant being fully observant, but very present in the curr...
Keywords: Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; United States; Yiddish learning; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish professions; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jeff Warschauer; KlezKamp
Downloads: 28
[movies]Bracha Weingrod 23nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Bracha Weingrod grew up in Winnipeg, Canada surrounded by Yiddish and the many Yiddish communities that made Winnipeg the city it was. She was trained as a Yiddish teacher by the Workmen's Circle. She was a part of Young Judea and was an activist for Israel, which is how she met her husband. After the 1973 war, they moved their family to Israel where she worked in education, specifically for the Dyslexic...
Keywords: Yiddish Press; Immigration; Israel; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Translation; Yiddish Cook Book; Yiddish Cooking; Family Traditions; Jewish Communities of Winnipeg Canada; Food and Culinary Traditions; Roots/Heritage; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 60
[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 56
[movies]Yaffa Gunner 15May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Yaffa Gunner, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 15, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Yaffa Gunner begins her interview by describing her family background; both of her parents were born in Hungary and immigrated to the United States. Her father left for the US before the First World War, but her mother only managed to arrive after the war ended, with two children in tow...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Youth group; Transmission; Jewish community; Rural; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Debra Caplan 19December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Debra Caplan was interviewed on December 19, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Advice; Other languages; Yiddish language; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Yiddish Book Center; Theater; Family history; stories about ancestors; Books; Yiddish learning; Israel; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Yiddish revival and activism; Debra Caplan; Pennsylvania; Amherst MA; Cambridge MA; Hampshire College; Harvard University; Zev Kaplan; New Jersey; Birobidzhan; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne
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[movies]Ramsay Leimenstoll - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Ramsay Leimenstoll was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on February 28, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Ramsay begins her interview with a quick overview of her family’s history describing her mother as a 7th generation German and her father a 5th generation Scott. She considers herself American, and explains how she was raised in the Presbyterian church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ramsay describes live in Greensboro rather different from what many perceive of as the South...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 25
[movies]Sophia Holtz 25February2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia was a Jan Term student at the Yiddish Book Center in 2011. She is in her final year at Hampshire College. Sophia grew up in New York City, on the Upper West Side, with a brother and with wonderful parents. She liked being a city kid, and the independence that gave her. She went to an egalitarian, pluralist Jewish day school from pre-school until she graduated high school. She also went to synagogue, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and generally was immersed in Jewish community for almost ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Jewish Identity, Childhood, United States, Education, Jewish education, Literature, Other languages, Hebrew, Klezmer, Music, New York, New York City, Upper West Side, Hampshire, Sophia Holtz, Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College, JanTerm, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture
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[movies]Benjy Fox-Rosen 30December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Benjy Rox-Rosen was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 30, 2010. Benjy Fox-Rosen’s interview begins with an in-depth exploration of his family’s history. Benjy details how his paternal grandparents were from Poland, his grandfather from Lvov and his grandmother from Krakow; and, how his maternal grandparents were from Germany, his grandfather from Vienna and his grandmother from Dormant...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Travel; Yiddish personalities; Transmission; United States; Eastern Europe; KlezKamp; Benjy Fox-Rosen; bass; vocalist; singer
Downloads: 34
[movies]Christa Whitney 12oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
The interview was lovely. First Christa talked about where she grew up in the Bay Area in California and then she talked about her family background. She talked about being raised in a half-Catholic, half-atheist home and about her mother's Lithuanian and Irish heritage. She talked about going to Church as a young child but then eventually sort of drifting from religion as she no longer felt like a believer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Dance; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Travel; Smith College; Justin Cammy; oral history
Downloads: 106
[movies]David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 78
[movies]Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Jewish International Aid Society; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Moishe Dolman 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Moishe Dolman; Canada; Montreal; Yidishe Folks Shule; Jewish People's School; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Etgar Keret; Leftist Politics; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish Socialist Group; Translator; Translation; Immigration; Migration; Eastern Europe; Canada; Jewish community; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Jewish Identity; Books; Newspapers; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Politics and political movements; Childhood; Theater; Klezmer; Israel; Music; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish revival and activism; Career and Professional Life; Urban
Downloads: 55
[movies]Zackary Sholem Berger 26August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Zackary Sholem Berger, doctor, Yiddish translator, activist, and blogger, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Other languages; Israel; Poetry; Books; Transmission; United States; Childhood; Yiddish revival and activism; Zionism; Press; Education; Religion and ritual; Yiddish Book Center; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Advice; Zackary Sholem Berger; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Louisville KY; Kentucky; New York City; Translation; Translator; Dr. Seuss; Joshua Shikl Fishman; Yiddishland; Spain; Russia; Hungary; Mordkhe Schaechter; Itche Goldberg
Downloads: 27
[movies]Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene 30Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene, Lithuanian student of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 30, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 30, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Lithuania; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Vilnius University; 1991; 1990s; 2000s; Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene; Soviet Occupation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 39
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 140
[movies]Allen Katz 7August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folk Shule in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on August 7, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Allen was born in Philadelphia to parents from Ukraine and Romania. His first exposure to Yiddish came from his grandmother, who lived with them and spoke only Yiddish in the home. Later, Allen's mother insisted that he attend the Wynnefield Folk Shule so that he could learn formal Yiddish grammar...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Theater; song; singing; Radio; Literature; Books; Poetry; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Rosh Hashanah; Eastern Europe; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Allen Katz; Wingdale; West Philadelphia; Arbetter Ring; Folkschule; 1940's; cultural Jew
Downloads: 21
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 41
[movies]Fira Bramson 2August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fire Bramson, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Fira spent her childhood and young adulthood in Kaunas, Lithuania. Both Yiddish and Russian were spoken in her home. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, Fira and a group of her school friends fled across the border to the Soviet Union...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Russia; USSR; Aaron Lansky; Max Weinreich; Lithuanian National Library; YIVO; Bibliography; Bibliographer; Archivist; Archive; Library
Downloads: 9
[movies]Kolye Borodulin 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Kolye Borodulin, master teacher at the Workmen's Circle, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 25, 2011 at KlezKanada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kolye spent the first thirty years of his life in Birobidzhan, a Jewish Autonomous region in Siberia created as a result of Stalin's nationality policy. Jews in this region were free to pursue secular Yiddish culture, thereby retaining some aspects of Jewish culture without challenging the Soviet Union's official policies of nationalist...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Education; Rosh Hashanah; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Literature; Advice; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Books; Career and Professional Life; United States; Nikolai Kolye Borodulin; YIVO; KlezKanada; Birobidzhan; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Crimea; Ukraine; Itche Goldberg; Miriam Dorn; City College of New York; Yiddishist; German; Communism; Lenin
Downloads: 14
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 43
[movies]Hershl Paul Glasser 18December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Hershl Paul Glasser was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Literature; Scholarship; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Paul Glasser; Arbeter Ring Shule; Workmen's Circle; Orthodox; Mordecai Schaechter; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 45
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 111
[movies]Anna Stusser 18July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Anna Stusser was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Stusser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 18, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Anna Stusser; Steiner Summer Program; Germany; German; Washington; Olympia WA; Bat Mitzvah; I.B. Singer; Clark University; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Books; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Western Europe; Family history; stories about ancestors; Summer camp; Travel; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Other languages
Downloads: 33
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 385
[movies]Efim Chorny 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Efim Chorny begins his interview detailing his family heritage. His mother and her family were from Moldova and his father’s family were from Czechoslovakia. Efim grew up in Kishinev. As a child, Efim knew that his parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, but living in the Soviet Union, he spoke mostly Russian. The first portion of the interview goes over in detail what it meant to be Jewish in Soviet Russia, as Efim describes the ways his grandparents and parents tried to observe holidays...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Rural; Moldova; communism; socialism; KlezKanada; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 8
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 50
[movies]Rachel Becker 21May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Rachel Becker was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on May 21, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rachel Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 21, 2012...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Travel; Rachel Becker; Sholem Aleichem; Leyden MA; Boston; Massachusetts; Jerusalem; Amherst MA; Hampshire College; Hampshire Jewish Student Union; UMASS Hillel; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; Hippie; Counterculture Movement; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 27
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 16
[movies]Victoria 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Victoria was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Victoria Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/Victoria26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Travel; Other languages; Victoria; Vilnius; Lithuania; Israel; Shmuel Bak; Samuel Bak; Vilna Gaon; Jewish Museums; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Russian; Lithuanian; Hebrew; Jacques Lipschutz; Vilna; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 40
[movies]David Berg 20August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
David Berg, a South Philadelphia native, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 20, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. In his interview, David talks about his childhood in Jewish South Philadelphia. He recalls the unique row home shuls which lined his block and talks about his own efforts to save his childhood synagogue. In addition, David speaks more broadly about the history of Jews and Jewish culture in Philadelphia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Klezmer; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation
Downloads: 8
[movies]Sarah Gordon 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sarah Gordon is the lead singer of rock Yiddish band Yiddish Princess. Daughter of renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, she grew up steeped in the Yiddish world of New York City. Sarah has performed and recorded with many of today's leading Klezmer bands, and also writes original Yiddish poetry. Sarah begins her interview detailing her family’s history. She explains that all four of her grandparents lived in Chicago, which was where her parents met, though her mother grew up near Berkley, ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Scholarship; Israel; United States; Music; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Bina Veinreich; Klezmer; Yiddish Princess; Jacob Glatstein; Itzik Manger; Adrienne Cooper; Yiddish Princess; KlezKamp; KlezKanada; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 82
[movies]Hans Herda 26March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Hans Herda, retired math professor and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; World War Two; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Hebrew; Hans Herda; Germany; Berlin; Detroit; Kyoto Japan; Rehovot Israel; 1940s; Conversion; Christmas; Easter; 1950s; 1960s; Comics; Wayne State University; Mathematics; German; IL Peretz; Kashrut; Kosher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 14
[movies]Troim Katz Handler 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Assimilation; Troim Katz Handler; Passaic NJ; New Jersey; Menke Katz; Itche Goldberg; Dovid Katz; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order; JPFO; International Workers Order; IWO; Lubavitch; Chabad; Satmar; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Avia Moore 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Avia Moore was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Avia Moore Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/AviaMoore14dec2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Theater; Dance; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Yiddish language; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Russia; Vancouver; England; Weimar; Jeffrey Shandler; KlezKanada; 2000s; Bund; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 36
[movies]Amy Leos-Urbel 4October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Amy Leos-Urbel was interviewed on October 4, 2011 by Irene Starr at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Sukkos; Sukkot; Pesakh; Passover; Yiddish language; Urban; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Jewish community; Travel; Jewish holidays; Synagogue; shul; temple; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Assimilation; Rural; Advice; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Film; Career and Professional Life; United States; Holocaust; Amy Leos-Urbel; New York City; Brooklyn; Queens; Philadelphia; Social Justice; Northampton MA; Fiddler on the Roof; German; French; Grandparents; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Wyatt Miles 15April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Wyatt Miles is a first year at Hampshire College. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Kauai, Hawaii when he was six years old. He speaks in depth about how he experienced life as a Jew, a "displaced" person, and as a person from Hawaii. Wyatt describes his childhood, adapting to the culture of Kauai, and experiencing the land and nature. There are many facets through which he connects to his Jewish identity, particularly through his close relationship with his mother, as well as through ...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Film; Literature; Books; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Old Country; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Rural; Kauai; Los Angeles; Joseph Brodsky; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; displacement; minority; Wyatt Miles; Yiddish Book Center; Hampshire College; JanTerm; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 58
[movies]Charles Corfield 5july2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Western Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Assimilation; Travel; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; ultramarathon; runner; running; technology; England; Cambridge
Downloads: 63
[movies]Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding g...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Kalman Weiser; Brooklyn; Staten Island; Toronto; New York; Rachmiel Pelts; Mordkhe Shaechter; Noyekh Prilutski; Max Weinreich; Bina Weinreich; York University; Yale University; Columbia University; University of Washington; Uriel Weinreich Summer Program; YIVO; Yidish Lige; University of Michigan; Yiddishism; Haredim; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 82
[movies]Eva Raby 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Eva Raby, former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Hebrew; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Urban; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Eva Raby; Russian; Montreal; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Bialystock; Rachel Korn; Avrom Reisen; Avrom Sutskever; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yidishe folks shuln; Jewish People's Schools; Labor Zionism; YIVO; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Katshorginsky; Lenin; Trotsky; Publishing; Ruth Wisse; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish Talking Books; Kinder Klangen; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 9
[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 169
[movies]David Botwinik 13Decmber2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Katsharginski; Bund; tsisho; Jewish Public Library; 1930s; 2000s
Downloads: 33
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 12
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